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Delhi Roads are Now Being Vaccum Cleaned

Kasturi posted on 26th February

We can now look forward to one cool thing this summer. 

IBNLive reported back in Feb that the Delhi Cabinet "has recently approved a proposal to carry out vacuum cleaning of roads, aimed at bringing down the level of dust kicked up during sanitation routines that contribute a lot to air pollution.”

The decision was made mainly because manual cleaning is allegedly spiking pollution levels—fine particles are suspended for quite a while—and this will help reduce that.

Well, it's started now. Hindustan Times reports that the bald patches on the city’s roads will be covered with greenery {think shrubs and trees} and transformed into green spots to control pollution. All in all, around 120 acres of roadside areas will get pollution-absorbing trees and plants. Vaccum cleaning has also begun on the roads, and will allegedly remove even the finest of particles like PM10 and 2.5.

Well, we’re all for a healthier city to live in this year. Are you too?

Read the full report by IBNLive here and by The Hindustan Times here. 

Featured image courtesy: Sarang Gupta